Saturday, December 27, 2008

Long Christmas prepared!

This Christmas was ALL ABOUT KYLEE!!! David and I had to cut back big time and didn't buy each other any gifts. It was actually kind of nice because it really helped us focus on others, and especially our little Princess! We were so happy that we got to spend this Christmas with David's parents in El Centro. It was just what we needed!
Here is her first look at all her presents under the tree!
We took her to see Santa the night before so she was able to make the connection that he was the one that brought her all these gifts. It was fun this year because she really understood!
Her first Cabbage Patch Doll! I still remember my first one when I was little!

Tinkerbelle was a big hit this Christmas! She loves her and her new movie!

Can't forget about the stocking!

So many goodies!!!
Watching Grandpa Jiggs open his present. Kylee helped everyone open their presents too!

One of her favorite gifts.......a doll house from Grandma Deedee!

She was so excited about all her presents that she got up and started dancing to Grandpa's new country CD. It was hilarious!

And as tradition would have it, we had to stop off at Grandpa Jigg's feed lot and see the cows. She loves to go there and climb the piles of corn and see all the cows. Momma stayed in the car because the smell makes me gag!!! LOL

And this was just a cute picture I shot of the two most favorite people in my life!

And sad to say, but this is our little princess now. She got sick yesterday and we now have a feverish, croupish, throwing up little baby on our hands. Sorry princess!!!
We had a great Christmas and are so glad to be home! I hope you all had a great time with your families and I can't wait to read all about your fun holiday experience! Next is New Years!! I love that the Christmas spirit still gets to linger on for about another week until New Years. But then it's truly over and it's back to reality!!! Sniff sniff!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Party

Every year we get together as friends and have our annual Christmas and New Year's party! Well, these pics are from our Christmas party at Jodi and Jon's house (the newly weds)!! It was fun as always and it's always amazing to get together and just talk about our lives and what's new. Love you all!!!
Heidi and Kylee (she tries to "mold" her into a little dancer/actress.......Kylee loves it)
Kylee and Corbin (Jerry McGuire kid look-a-like........he's so cute)

Corbin kept putting the catch phrase game up to his ear while it beeped. We thought we was going to go deaf! LOL

Me and Heather (Corbin's Momma) - put me to shame in this picture! You look so hot!!!

Cliff and Corbin

Christina and Heidi.....the only singles left in our group of friends! We love you!!!! (I seriously don't know why they are still single......look at them!!! They're hot!!!)

Tausha and cute!

Kylee and baby Brighton. Kylee loved holding her!
Can't wait until New Years!!! More party pics to come after that I'm sure! I love my girls!!! And PS....David was at this party! I just don't have any "decent" pictures of him from this night. LOL

Monday, December 15, 2008

Merry Christmas

Hard times calls for "corny" measures. Um.....since we can't afford to mail out 100 Christmas cards this year like we did last year, I have resorted to posting my Christmas card on my blog for everyone to see! I will still be mailing some out to my family and close friends that don't have a blog, but for those of you that do, I'm sorry but you are getting this electronic Christmas greeting from the Pew's this year! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas season and that it brings the much needed cheerful feeling into your lives during these hard times! Love you all!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Because she's all I have right now...

In a nutshell......this has been my life for the past 3 1/2 years:
August 2005 (it all started)



And I'm loving every minute of it and can't wait for her to have brothers and sisters!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Facebook.....Blogspot.....Where to post??? What have I done?

So I feel like I've been neglecting my blog this week and that's because I got a facebook page. Yes.......I finally cracked. Everyone and their DOG has a facebook and lately I've been feeling the pressure from all my friends to get one. So I finally decided to sign up and jump on the band-wagon! But now I'm confused as to what to post to what website. I don't want to double post because that's just too time-consuming. And half of you that are on my blog list are also now my facebook friends so you will just be seeing double of all my pictures. Hmmmm.........I guess you'll all just have to deal! :)
For those of you who check out my blog and have a facebook account, and aren't my friend on facebook yet, seek me out and add me! I must say......facebook is turning into my new addiction. Barf! The last thing I need is another website to take my extra time away from Kylee. Too late I guess! I'll just have to manage my time better now. I swear I'm going to go blind from staring at this computer screen multiple hours a day! We are all gonna go blind!!!! Mark my words!
* to explain these pictures - - - - Jaime and I took our club team on a hike this morning. It was an easy hike but a fun 4 mile adventure! It was mainly for bonding and I think it worked. The girls had fun and we had some interesting conversations. These girls are tight already and I can't wait to create that chemistry on the court. Here we are hiking the San Tan Mountains:

We missed you Lindsey! I don't think she reads my blog but I thought I'd throw that out there because we did miss one of our girls. :(

Monday, December 1, 2008

We had our yearly family pictures taken last week, by of course, Natalie Montez! She never ceases to amaze me with how amazing she is and how good she is at what she does. There were too many good pictures so I had to put them into a slideshow so it wouldn't take up my entire page! Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"I missed my mouth Daddy"

I was gone last night at a volleyball meeting (as always) and David and Kylee stayed home together. All of a sudden I get a phone call at about 8:30pm and the first words I hear are....."How do you get gum out of hair?" Oh great!!! Not my precious curls!!! No! I was thinking the worst. David didn't explain the details but he said that she had a big wad of gum in her hair and it wasn't in a place where he could just cut it out. I asked around and the best solution I was told was to ice it. So David did and eventually got it out without having to cut off those "sacred" curls! hahaha
I thought the conversation between David and Kylee was cute. This is how it went....according to David:
Kylee: "Daddy, I have gum in my hair"
David: "Well how did that happen"
Kylee: "I was trying to put it in my mouth and I accidentally put it in my hair instead"
Classic!! Gotta love it!

I of course told him to take pictures of it because this is definately a blog worthy event. After looking at the pictures, it wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting it to be. Judging by the last picture, Kylee thought it was hilarious! Her facial expression looks a little evil though........maybe she did this on purpose to freak Daddy out! Hahahaha! I wouldn't be surprised!
PS.....I still need Christmas lights if any of you have some to spare. Read post below and you'll know what I'm talking about! Thanks!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Just me venting...

The world is sleeping right now as it's 5 in the morning and I've been awake since 2am. I have nothing but time right now and it's amazing how much more time we would all have if our bodies could survive off of 2 hours of sleep each night. I get to experience what that time feels like tonight but I know what the repercussions are going to be all day today when I hit my slump at noon and I still have an energetic 3 year old rearing to go all day long. Needless to say, I can't sleep. I have a crazy sore throat that I know was brought on by stress. I don't need to go into the details about why I'm so stressed and why it's made my physically ill but I do want to ask a favor to you all in helping me relieve some of this stress.
I have found through personal experiences that nothing helps you get through struggles and trials more than serving others and taking that attention off of yourself. So with that, I am asking you to help me in this service by donating Christmas lights! Yes.....Christmas lights. My husband and I want to help out some less fortunate families we know by putting up some Christmas lights on their house (as a surprise of course). If any of you have extra Christmas lights hanging around, please let me know because we can't afford to buy lights at this time in our lives, but we really want to help out these families during the holidays. In turn, I know you will be blessed for helping us in this effort. Thank you in advance for doing this! Happy holidays everyone! It really is the happiest time of the year!! :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Free Photo Book...

I'm sure all of you have heard of the free photobook offer from Oprah and; Well......mine came in today! I finished it online about 3 days ago and it's already here!! I can't believe how fast, easy and extremely convenient it was. It turned out so cute! I made one for myself but now that I know how to make them, I will probably use this for gifts in the future. Here are some of the pictures from the book:

It only cost me $7.38 because all I had to pay for was shipping. The book normally would've cost me $24.99. I love a great deal! I love how companies are using this failing economy as an advantage and giving away free stuff! It's great! Thanks snapfish! :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fun...everyone do it!

I saw this fun tag on someone's blog and I wanted to do it and I want everyone that reads this to do it too! Here are the rules:
Go In your Picture Files, choose the 4th folder and 4th picture, then share 4 things about the photo:

1. This is Kylee
2. She is 1 year and 4 months old
3. She loved to sit in my empty bottom bathroom drawer (which is full of junk now)
4. She's so stinkin' cute!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Congrats Jon and Jodi

Wahoo!!! One of my best friends got married last Saturday. I would've posted pics sooner but I forgot my camera and my "FRIEND" didn't send me pictures like she promised. Ya that's right.....I hope she reads this too (not to mention her name.......cough cough HEIDI cough cough)! The whole day was perfect and Jodi looked absolutly beautiful. Her dress was seriously the prettiest dress I've ever seen. No lie! It was gorgeous! Hopefully I can get those pics soon and post some for my blog so I will remember it forever! Here are some pictures of Jodi and Jon on their honeymoon. They just got back. they went to Lake Tahoe. Gorgeous!!!

Congratulations again Jon and Jodi! I'm so crazy happy for you!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The End of High School Ball...

Well, my Higley volleyball season is over. We ended losing last night in the first round of state. But the point is that we made it back to state! We went back-to-back years going to the state tournament. And to be honest, I graduated 6 starting Seniors last year so I wasn't too sure if we were gonna make it back. We struggled sometimes throughout the season but truly ended up beating the teams we should've beaten, and lost a couple hard matches to some good teams. Here is one of our team pictures that my sister took:
This is an action shot of my Senior captain, Jordan Brackett. She's taking this dig like a champ! She played amazing last night. She went out with a bang!!!

And this heart-breaking picture below is my Junior right side Shelby Welker. Notre Dame's outside hitter came under the net after she hit the ball and as Shelby was blocking, she came down on her opponents foot and jacked up her ankle. She ended up leaving the game and going to urgent care where they "diagnosed" her with a bad sprain. I will forever see her terrified face burned in my memory forever! Poor girl!

Prior to Shelby going down at last night's game, another one of my main players went down with an ankle sprain during practice on Monday. And about a month before that, another starter broke her hand. So we went into this state match without 3 of my best starting players. It has been a crazy season full of bad luck and crazy ups and downs, but it was all worth it in the end because they made it to state despite all the road blocks that were put in our way.
I must say that I'm very sad to have this season come to an end because of the fact that I'm "retiring" from High School volleyball for a while. I'm just getting too burnt out from coaching year round with club and school ball so I decided that this is going to be my last year coaching high school so that I can have a few months off during the year. I'm still running Club Arrowhead out here in the East Valley and also coaching the 17-1's. So I'm still coaching, but I'm cutting back on part of it so that I have a break in between seasons. I'm going to miss coaching at Higley because everyone at the school has been great and I LOVE the girls, but it's time to say good-bye for now. I will always be a Higley Knight at heart!!! Go Knights!!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Relieving news...

Kylee had her consultation with the specialist yesterday morning and after examining her, he came to the conclusion that this lump on her leg is nothing but a lipoma (which is a collection of fatty tissue). Apparently it's more common than not but most people get them in their stomach or buttox and never know they are there. Since Kylee's formed on her shin, it had nowhere to go but out, so it was visible to the human eye. Surgery isn't necessary and all I have to do is monitor it for the next couple months. The doctor said that it will most likely dissolve and go away. I'm so glad!!! Thank you for all your comforting words and prayers! It means a lot to have great friends who are there for me and my family!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Connected at the hip...

Why is it that 10 years ago, cell phones weren't even used except by doctors and lawyers, and now we all have one and can't live without them!!! Well, today I had to live without my phone for the first time in my life and it was aweful! I thought someone stole my phone last night while at a volleyball meeting but it turns out that someone thought it was a calculator and put it in their box as they were cleaning up and leaving. It will be back in my hands tonight and I can hardly wait! I already knew that I was addicted to it and use it to the fullest, but since I've been without it, I realize just how obsessed I am with this phone!!! It's my life-line to the world and I can't live without it!!! Sad but true!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I love this little girl...

I just love my little princess Kylee girl. She is the light and joy of my everyday life...
I love how she always wants to be just like her Mommy. Being a Mom is so rewarding...

But it also is the hardest thing to do when you are put in situations like these...
Kylee has a strange lump on her right shin. Doctors took x-rays and ultrasounds of it and still can't figure out what it is...

So the only thing we can do is have it removed and biopsied to see what it is. I know with all my heart and soul that it isn't anything serious but I just hate that my sweet little angel has to go under the knife. I wish I could take her place!!! She is so strong and never complains about this thing. I know she is going to take this surgery like a champ!. I love you baby!!